I have a 2009 Acura RDX with 100,000 km. The dealer informed me that the pads were down to less than 2mm and should be replaced. They would change the pads and replacement that is necessary of the rotors. Why? As we had not worn throughout the pads, there was no wear on the rotors. Why don’t you just replace the pads? Is that a money grab? — Rob
All dealers and repair shops that are expert are eager to keep high customer satisfaction levels.
Drivers are distressed by brakes. The sensations appease for so long, if there was a brake job completed over the year, making for customers.
There’s a possibility that the rotors might have been resurfaced and reused if the vehicle in question had its kilometers. However, the best response I could give — without grooving on the rotor and understanding the remaining rotor depth scoring, and the quantity of rust — is that the tech saw.
They don’t need a do not need a brake job brought back because of difficulties and certainly to take any chances when it comes to your family’s security.
Shops urge rotors and pads be replaced and will err on the side of caution. In the event you chose to have replaced at another store you’ll typically forfeit the ability.
Lou Trottier is owner-operator of All About Imports in Mississauga. Have a question about repair and upkeep? E-mail, putting “Lou’s Garage” in the topic area.
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